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Hearing loss (deafness) may be present at birth or it may manifest later in life. Deafness may be genetic or due to damage from noise. Treatment of deafness depends upon its cause.

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      • What is ear wax?
      • What does ear wax look like?
      • Unpleasant symptoms related to excessive ear wax
      • When should ear wax be removed?
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    • Meniere Disease Meniere disease (idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is an inner ear disorder with symptoms that include vertigo, tinnitus, hearing...learn more »
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      • What is Meniere's disease?
      • What causes Meniere's disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Meniere's disease?
      • How is Meniere's disease diagnosed?
      • How can Meniere's disease be treated?
    • Paget's Disease Paget's disease is a chronic bone disorder due to irregular breakdown and formation of bone tissue. Symptoms of Paget's disease...learn more »
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      • What is Paget's disease?
      • What causes Paget's disease?
      • What are Paget's disease symptoms?
      • How is Paget's disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Paget's disease?
      • What is the prognosis for Paget's disease?
      • Who discovered Paget's disease?
      • Where can I find more information about Paget's disease?
    • Vertigo Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or rocking, even when someone is at rest. Vertigo may be caused by a problem in the brain or...learn more »
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      • What is vertigo?
      • What causes vertigo?
      • What are the risk factors for vertigo?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of vertigo?
      • How is vertigo diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for vertigo?
      • Are home remedies effective for treating vertigo?
      • Can vertigo be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for vertigo?
    • Mumps Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness,...learn more »
    • Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Middle ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) is inflammation fo the middle ear. There are two types of otitis media, acute...learn more »
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      • Ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) facts
      • What is otitis media (middle ear infection or inflammation)?
      • What are the symptoms of acute middle ear infection?
      • How common is acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • "Are ear infections contagious?
      • Why do young children tend to have ear infections?
      • How does the Eustachian tube change as a child gets older?
      • What microorganisms cause middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • What is the relationship between bottlefeeding and middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • What are the risk factors for acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • How is acute otitis media diagnosed?
      • How is acute middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
      • Are there any home remedies for acute ear infection (otitis media)?
      • What causes chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • What happens to the eardrum in chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • What happens to the eardrum if a hole develops in the eardrum?
      • How is chronic middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
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      • Can otitis media (middle ear infection or inflammation) be prevented?

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